This year's Bottled Water Label Contest has been narrowed down to three finalists. Now it's time for YOU to decide the winner. The finalists are: third grader Emily Garten from Rose Drive Elementary, fourth grader Sydney Holland of Mabel Paine Elementary, and Hannah Yee a first grader at Golden Elementary. Click the images below to enlarge, then vote for your favorite below. Voting closes on February 24th. As always, the winning art will be featured on YLWD's Bottled Water.
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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) has scheduled an eleven-day shutdown of the Allen-McColloch Pipeline (AMP), which is the large pipeline that supplies import water to Orange County. The shutdown is scheduled from Monday, January 13th through Thursday, January 23rd, to perform necessary maintenance and upgrades.
Yorba Linda Water District receives approximately 50% of our water supply from Metropolitan. In preparation, YLWD is filling reservoirs, and will rely on pumping more groundwater and conservation efforts to sustain service during this shutdown.
The District is asking customers to make an effort to curtail water use during this shutdown, turning off your sprinkler systems and refrain from scheduling any major landscaping work. Thank you!
Calling all Elementary School Artists! YLWD is proud to present our Annual Bottled Water Label Contest. This year’s theme is: Does Water Do For You?
All students in grades K-5 that live in or attend schools with YLWD’s service area are eligible.
All Entries must be submitted by January 31st. The District will narrow the field to a top three with the winner being decided in an on-line vote.
As always, the winning artwork will be featured on the inside label of YLWD’s bottled water and the artist will be recognized by our Board of Directors.
YLWD bottles water directly from our wells and is donated to schools and charitable organizations for community events and fundraisers. In addition, the bottled water serves as an emergency supply of drinking water in the event of a disaster or emergency.
The Yorba Linda Water District Board of Directors have appointed Director Robert R. (Bob) Kiley, as President of the Board. The Board also appointed Director Ric Collett as Vice President.
Kiley, first elected to the Board in November of 2010, after serving on the YLWD's Citizens Advisory Committee, is a small business owner and the Director of the Republican Party of Orange County during the Reagan Administration.
Collett, who was elected to the Board in November 2004, retired last year from Republic Services. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Yorba Linda Community Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove. He is also a member of the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce.
Safety is a top priority at YLWD, especially the safety of our customers. Burglaries and home invasions have increased throughout Orange County in the past year, with reports of some crooks posing as public utility employees. If someone knocks on your door claiming to be an YLWD employee, make sure you ask for identification. Keep in mind that unless an appointment is made, a water district employee will almost never have reason to ask for entry into your home.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
• YLWD field employees wear a uniform and an ID Badge with a photo.
• Look for District vehicles with proper District decals.
• Water quality samples are taken from outside the residence.
• If anyone suspicious comes to your door do not let them in.
If you need assistance, call 911 or call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 647-7000.